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    Applying this cycle after voiding MCAT and punting on last cycle: outlook on time allocation and best interests

    Hello, thanks for reading and any input. I am a UC gradaute with ~3.9 sGPA/cGPA and a broad range of extracurricular experience, including undergraduate research, employment as an EMT/scribe, healthcare policy work, and some non-medical but application-pertinent work in electoral politics. I...
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    Mental illness in dental school

    I'm sorry but this is going to be a long post. Background: I have anxiety/depression. I have battled it since junior year of high school. I never got help for it and I suffered through college. However, it didn't impact my grades and I applied to dental schools. I have received interviews and...
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    Clinical Psychology PhD - Trauma/PTSD Focus

    Hello, I am looking to apply to Clinical Psychology PhD programs and am interested in finding faculty that have research focuses in PTSD, trauma, and emotion dysregulation. Even better would be a PI that also utilizes MRI. Any guidance/information would be appreciated!
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    Graduating soon with no EC's, feeling late in the game

    Hi everyone, I was hoping some advice could give me better perspective. I'm about to graduate with my BA in Biochemistry, and I've been having conflicting feelings. I was excited to volunteer at the beginning of this school year, but the training was so lacking and the environment so toxic that...
  5. futureortho14

    ANXIETY FROM HEARING NOTHING

    Hello SDN! If anyone out there is like me, you are having another sleepless night due to thinking about how you aren't accepted to any dental schools and the lovely anxiety paired with it! Has anyone else NOT heard from any schools? I have applied to 13 and been rejected from 2 (Temple [dec...
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    MCAT Advice - To take or not to take

    Hi to anyone who sees this. So I am going to do my best not to whine or complain because I know many people have had it far worse than me, but I am not sure what my next steps should be in this situation. So this is my second time taking the MCAT. The first time I took it, I voided it. I was...
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    Feeling isolated and stressed in Dental school. Advice?

    Hey everyone, I'm a D2 student, and I'm wondering if any of you have advice/similar experiences. Basically I find the people in my class to be competitive and not very understanding of each other's struggles with mental health. For example, I confided in a classmate that I used to speak to...
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    USMLE Took Step 1 without an NBME

    Hello! I took my step 1 without taking a recent NBME. I took an NBME (#13) like a year ago before any prep and scored a 160. I know it's awful and it drove me crazy. I have serious anxiety problems! I made the decision to never take another NBME and just prep for this exam and take the exam...
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    NAPLEX/Residency Nerves and Anxiety

    hi everyone, I’ve been studying nonstop for my boards, and I can’t help but feel discouraged. I feel like there is so much that I dont know, and I’m not ready to be a resident. I did very well in school and on rotations, but somehow it’s different when you now have to re-memorize everything in...
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    What alternative medical careers can I pursue if I give up?

    Hi folks, I'm currently in the middle of a Master's program. Trying to earn a new GPA. Currently I'm at a 3.53. I've gotten the hardest classes over with so hopefully it'll get up to 3.7 or so when done. My undergrad GPA was 3.0 which is humiliating. In undergrad I was severely sick for 3/4 of...
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    Explaining a Lower Set of Grades

    This is weird, but I apply to medical school in about a year. I started medication for depression and anxiety one week before I started college. I was a 4.0 student in high school, but my medication has put me in kind of haze, and now I'm pretty average at a 3.45. I have ADD as well, but...
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    Could i still go university

    So just lately i decided id like 2 work in the medical field. But i have anxiety and idk if i could cope with university. Bt i wanna do it but would i be allowed? As my anxiety gets pretty intense i end up getting sick from it if its bad enough. So i dont know if i would be allowed? Does anyone...
  13. isamvp

    Beating depression and anxiety in medicine school?

    Everyone guys! I hope you all are doing alright First of all, I want to apologize, as my mother language isn't English. I'm a Spanish girl currently studying my second year and today I had my first appointment with a psychiatrist who told me that my depression and anxiety symptoms (which have...
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    Anxiety in medical school

    I'm an MS1 who's struggled with anxiety since middle school. I've kept it under control my whole life until my second semester of medical school. I don't know how else to describe it other than a "mental breakdown." I've had to take a medical leave of absence from medical school because of what...
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    Lost my faith in the MCAT after certain discoveries.

    Let me explain the background regarding the title. (And if anyone e (or the Mods) knows a better place this thread should be, let me know. Just don't delete it without letting me know) (This will get long, so bear with me if you can - no judgement if you don't) I graduated HS with a 2.7...
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    Joint Hypermobility and Anxiety

    Hi All- Sneaking in here as a premed to ask for some opinions. To be clear, I am NOT asking for medical advice for me! I came across these articles while researching some topics for orthopedic patient info sheets at work, and I wanted to know what the professional opinion was on them. I...
  17. ZanB

    Is it me or is med school on EASY mode when you stop smoking weed everyday?

    Like i swear to god I couldnt understand sh** before but now that I stopped its so easy. Like im not even lying.
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    White Coat Syndrome

    Hi everyone. I am a 1st year pharmacy student and this week my class will be learning how to take blood pressure readings. The problem is that whenever someone at the doctors takes my blood pressure I get nervous/anxious and I end up with a high reading. In class and for the next three weeks...
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    December 1st anxiety

    So december 1st is not close seeing as this is just the beginning of october, but these past couple of weeks I've been having so much anxiety and panic attacks because of it. Having had a couple of interviews by now, it's killing me not knowing whether I'll be accepted to my top choices or where...
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    MCAT preparation plan for the risk-averse (feeling doubt)

    Thanks in advance for any input. This post may initially come off as a bit self-involved, but that is just to provide context for a little-articulated issue that I suspect effects many (often extremely successful) pre-med students. In particular, I refer to those students whose approach as...
  21. niagra_falls

    DAT in 10 days help me !!!

    hello all , my DAT is in 10 days and i feel tired of studying , i still have to do some practice exams and finish bootcamp but aside from that is there any advice someone could give me about the day they took their test ? i feel preety nervous about it and i know that ill be done will all the...
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    Social Anxiety and awkwardness making MS3 a nightmare?

    I am half way through my surgery rotation and I am struggling like hell. I am the student who is usually quiet, and fumbles with instruments. My nervousness for the next day makes it impossible for me to study or sleep at a decent time and I end up looking even dumber. I constantly drink alcohol...
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    How to get over testing anxiety?

    Any tips on how to get over testing anxiety? I keep getting stupid questions wrong, and they're easy questions. It's getting really frustrating. How can I get over the anxiety that I have? I'm sick of making stupid mistakes.
  24. kfishman2014

    Dual Enrolled-Chances of Getting Into MD program at 20?

    Hello SDN members, I would like to get your advice on my chances of getting into medical school, specifically an MD school, at the age of 20 with getting my Biology degree early? To further explain, I technically started college at the age of 15 while being in a unique dual enrollment program...
  25. BlueBee20

    self-doubt

    hey all! i'm starting to get antsy. i've turned in nearly all of my secondaries, and i've been watching the school-specific forums and seeing people get II's already. the self-doubt is seriously sinking in... what if i don't get any interviews?? how have others coped with this feeling...
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    another neurotic self-doubt question

    This topic has most likely been beat to death, but I could really use some reassurance or realistic advice. I'm a rising sophomore and I've been hardcore doubting myself and my intelligence since getting to college. I went to a pretty subpar high school and was near the top of my class despite...
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    anxiety?

    How do you guys fight testing anxiety? I have it and it's REALLY bad. Like what's the worst that's gonna happen?! I fail and so what?! I can still be happy, never give up and try again! Right?! I keep telling myself that, but it's so hard :( Any advice? I wanna go to med school obviously and I...
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    Voiding

    So I will be taking my MCAT on 6/16, but on the AAMC FL1 I ended up with a 499. Along with that I know that I am having severe anxiety with the MCAT. I was thinking of taking it on 6/16 but voiding my score. This would be my second time taking the MCAT, but I feel taking it in the testing center...
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    Lessons from Post-Step 1

    Hey guys recently took my step 1 and thought I would share my experience while it is still fresh in my head. STATS CBSE January 2017:188 CBSE April 2017: 243 NBME 17:238(curve is ridiculous) NBME 18: 256 NBME 19:250(curve yet again ridiculous but I got better at step I guess) Ill try my best...
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    Considering withdrawing from vet school

    Made this account for privacy reasons. If you want to skip the unexciting story, my question is bolded at the end. I was accepted to my in state school c/o 2021. I'm 25 and I've spent the last 5 years of my life working up to this moment of getting into vet school, but I'm in some trouble. I've...
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    Bad grade in calculus...switch schools?

    I just finished my second semester at a prestigious state university and I ended with a 2.8 GPA. I had a 3.2 GPA before I got a D in my calculus class (had a B in the class until the final screwed me over). I am really sad that this D will be on my transcript forever. I actually did better in...
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    How to handle the stress

    Hi all, As I'm sure many of you have experienced or are experiencing, I'm dealing with the fear of not getting into medical school. It is May and I am on 3 waitlists and feeling hopeless and noticing every mistake I made along the way and feeling more sad every day about this. From my research...
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    Failed 1st year University

    I'm a first year in one of the best Universities in Canada and throughout the course of several months, even before university started, I have been struggling with depression and my purpose in life. Due to my cynical and depressed state, I neglected my studies and managed to fail my first term...
  34. DrJ7774342

    Mental health in veterinary practice

    Hi everyone, I have been reading some alarming statistics about the suicide rate and current mental health crisis of practicing veterinarians. Can anyone speak to this at all? Judgement-free.. I would really like to know how and why vets (from newbies to seniors) struggle and, most...
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    How Would You Treat Bipolar Mania and Anxiety

    Here's an interesting theoretical case running through my head: Middle-aged man with diagnosis of bipolar with acute mania and anxiety. No other comorbidities. No allergies. Normal labs. This is your first time seeing the patient. How would you treat pharmacologically? If using benzodiazepines...
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    Depression as a Pre-Med

    Hello, So I've suffered from anxiety/panic attack disorder for as long as I can remember. It has affected my studies quite a bit, but I have improved. I am currently a senior and planning on taking my MCAT in April. I haven't really been preparing because I can't seem to find motivation or...
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    Pre Med or Pre Law?

    Hi! This is my first post and I apologize if I am in the wrong place. I am about to begin my second semester of my first year of college. As of now I am taking traditional pre-med classes. I do well, and I enjoy my science courses a lot, but it takes me so much longer to learn the material than...
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    PharmD's Help!

    I am desperate for answers. My only other option is to leave pharmacy school! my problems include money, family, my significant other. I already have anxiety and my undergrad was not so perfect. Is it possible to commute 1.5 hours each way to pharmacy school? Most likely 4 days a week this...
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    Entering senior year and freaking out, what are my chances?

    Hi y'all, Long time lurker, but I decided to post a thread because I am extremely nervous (albeit maybe for no reason), and wanted to share which schools I'm applying to so you can ring in your opinions (POSTBAC SCHOOLS ONLY) cGPA undergrad: 3.5 sgpa undergrad: 3.33 Substantial research and...
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    Low gpa due to PCOS induced anxiety

    Hi, I'm a senior doing bio and want to apply to an SMP then dental. My gpa is really low at a cum of 3.0 and a science at 2.4 I know this is terrible but a lot of it has to do with social anxiety and depression that I just recently found out was from untreated PCOS. I started feeling anxiety...